RECIPE

BLT Spread

Spread this toaster topper on your choice of the following whole wheat or whole grain toasted options: English muffins, toast or even bagels. Plain cream cheese? What a bore! Stir it up and bump up the fiber and vitamins in your toaster toppers.


You can also try the Veggies for Breakfast: Asian Veggie Spread toaster topper, Veggies for Breakfast: Bunny Spread or Raisin-Walnut Spread.

Ingredients

  • A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 small leek, quartered lengthwise, chopped, rinsed and dried
  • A pinch of salt and some freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 8 ounces low fat or regular cream cheese, room temperature

Preparation

Place a small skillet over medium heat with a drizzle of EVOO. Once the skillet is hot, add the chopped bacon and cook stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. Add the leek, then season with a pinch of salt and some black pepper. Cook until leek is tender, 2-3 minutes.


Cool bacon and leek in a bowl for one minute, combine with cream cheese then fold in tomato.

This is one of many “Yum-o!” recipes – it’s good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael’s nonprofit organization, go to www.yum-o.org.

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